Poltergeist

(1982)

Overview

Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it's too late.

  1. Steven Spielberg

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Tobe Hooper

    Director

  3. Mark Victor

    Screenplay

  4. Michael Grais

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Craig T. Nelson

    Craig T. Nelson

    Steve Freeling

  2. JoBeth Williams

    JoBeth Williams

    Diane Freeling

  3. Beatrice Straight

    Beatrice Straight

    Dr. Lesh

  4. Dominique Dunne

    Dominique Dunne

    Dana Freeling

  5. Oliver Robins

    Oliver Robins

    Robbie Freeling

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 29, 1982
    PG
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

  • June 4, 1982
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget $10,700,000.00

Revenue $122,200,000.00

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